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    SKETCHBOOKS and DIARIES in the FUTURE

    In the very near future we will all use computer and mobile phone apps instead of actual paper diaries….

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    HOW TO THRIVE AS AN ARTIST

    Happy Christmas to everyone. HOW TO THRIVE AS AN ARTIST   (Blog post 6 Dec 2016) Starve, strive, survive, then...

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    STIFFY BAGS and OTHER WONDERS

    Today I am writing about some of the incredible innovative improvements that have happened in my 50 plus years…

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    SKETCHING or PHOTOGRAPHY for REFERENCE

    I paint cityscapes, among other things, and I want to base my paintings on real views. So in my...

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    THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES

    This ‘Emperors New Clothes’ subject follows on from my previous blog post about Arty Farty Bol**cks.

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    ARTY FARTY BOL**CKS

    Arty Farty B’s refers to some of the terminology and descriptive language often experienced in the art world. AFB’s…

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    ART COLLEGE…PROS AND CONS

    MY ART COLLEGE…PROS AND CONS Art college ‘pros and cons’ is a subject that I have been mulling over...

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    AN ARTISTS MANIFESTO

    An art manifesto is a public declaration of the intentions, motives, or views of an artist or artistic movement.’ …

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    CAVE ART … new evidence

    CAVE PAINTING Last year I wrote an article about the cave paintings in Lasceaux France. That blog post was...

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    DOODLING DOODLES

    Doodles are visual evidence of thought happenings.

    If you have an artist inside you maybe you doodle when you have…

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